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Lord Jim | [Joseph Conrad]

Lord Jim

Joseph Conrad was a native of Poland, yet many critics regard him as one of the greatest English novelists. This is all the more remarkable, since he did not learn to speak English fluently until he was in his 20s. He became a naturalized British citizen in 1886. He wrote many books and stories, but the two that remain most popluar are Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. Lord Jim is both an adventure story and a story of tragedy and repentence.
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Joseph Conrad was a native of Poland, yet many critics regard him as one of the greatest English novelists. This is all the more remarkable, since he did not learn to speak English fluently until he was in his 20s.

He became a naturalized British citizen in 1886. He wrote many books and stories, but the two that remain most popluar are Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. Lord Jim is both an adventure story and a story of tragedy and repentence.

©1900 Blackwood's Magazine; (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings

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    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 06-14-09
    Sandinic Middletown, RI, USA 06-14-09
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    "raw but good"

    By "raw" I mean that this recording does not sound quite as polished as more recent versions. But it has a very authentic intensity in the reading that I thought was missing in the others I tried. Very easy to get caught up in this one.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Anne South Orange, NJ, United States 12-04-13
    Anne South Orange, NJ, United States 12-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrible narration; poor sound quality"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The sound quality is uneven, but the actor mispronouces horribly and often: sailors walk along the KWAY and the esplanad-AY, and poignant becomes POIG-nant. It's testing my patience. Cognac is COG-nac, gunwale is gunWALE (not gunnel).


    How could the performance have been better?

    He could learn the basic vocabulary.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen Whitefish, MT, USA 08-31-09
    Gretchen Whitefish, MT, USA 08-31-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Poor audio"

    Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    John NuriootpaAustralia 01-08-10
    John NuriootpaAustralia 01-08-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Poor audio and dull reader"

    Gretchen is spot on with her review: "Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo."
    To this I would add the reader Jim Roberts reads the story in a flat monotone which makes an interesting story almost unbearable.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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